WI: at the next meeting of Whixley WI on Tuesday, February 5 we will be hearing about rural policing from one of the officers stationed at Knaresborough Police Station. The meetings are held in the supper room of the village hall, starting time 7.15pm and visitors are always welcome.

The Wizard of Ouse: this year’s pantomime has something to please all ages. There are flying monkeys, a giant spider to frighten us, Munchkins to delight us a well as The Wizard of Ouse and somehow Dr Who plays a major part. Come to see how this works out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 14, 15 and 16 at 7.30pm or at the matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets, adults £6 and £4 for children under 12 are now on sale from the village shop,or from Avril Kojro 330173 or Kay Herringshaw 330918.